Vancouver Island Golf Courses

Vancouver Island Golf TrailVancouver Island, named in the top North American Islands by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine for the last 10 years, is home to more than 40 golf courses, including designs by renowned architects Jack and Steve Nicklaus, Les Furber, Graham Cooke and Bill Robinson – making for  “plenty of gold medal worthy golf” according to GOLF Magazine.

Vancouver Island golf courses boast a vast array of golfing options, from mountain-top fairways to oceanside courses, from city clubs to world class destination golf resorts. Exceptional golf packages, convenient transportation options, world- renowned island hospitality and a multitude of après golf activities add even further appeal.

The Island’s most concentrated play can be found along what is known as the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, where 13 championship courses are laid out along a 250-kilometre (155-mile) corridor between Victoria and Campbell River

 

Vancouver Island Golf Packages

Featured Courses

Bear Mountain Resort Mountain Course

Bear Mountain Resort – Mountain Course

Victoria, BC
Par: 72 Yardage: 7212
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The Bear Mountain - Mountain Course is the first Jack and Steve Nicklaus co-designed course on Vancouver Island. It is quite simply, a masterpiece offering challenging terrain and spectacular natural beauty.
Host of the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game Bear Mountain Resort stands apart as one of the finest golf resorts anywhere. Featuring wide panoramic views of mountain, city and ocean all framed by undulating fairways and lush coastal forests, the Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Resort will entice you to pull out your camera more than once in your round.
The Bear Mountain golf course is an 18-hole, 7,212-yard par-72 course that excites scratch golfers and challenges novices.

Olympic View Golf Course

Olympic View Golf Club

Victoria, BC
Par: 72/73 Yardage: 6600
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Olympic View Golf Club boasts tranquility and nature accentuated by magnificent waterfalls, beautiful mountain views, roaming deer and soaring eagles. The unique variety of golf shots join together to form an inspiring piece of West Coast golf art. You will quickly recognize why Olympic View consistently rates among top golf courses on Vancouver Island, including a four star rating by, Golf Digest as Best Places to Play in 2009.
Complementing your outstanding golf experience, Olympic View is home to the award winning GBC Golf Academy. The instructional team, recognized with several distinguished PGA of BC awards, provides private and group lessons, corporate clinics, and the extremely popular multi-day golf school.
Before and after your game, visit Forester’s Bistro & Bar with a wrap around patio offering panoramic views of the first, tenth, and eighteenth holes. The fresh locally inspired menu prepared by a passionate culinary team features the best of Vancouver Island cuisine.

Highland Pacific Golf Course

Highland Pacific Golf

Victoria, BC
Par: 71 Yardage: 6616
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Carved from the Highland wilderness in Victoria BC, Highland Pacific Golf’s lush fairways thread through a majestic landscape of West Coast forest, rock, fescue and natural water features, boasting panoramic views of the city of Victoria, Olympic Mountains, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Bear Mountain and Thetis Lake Park. The Pacific Nine opened in October 2008 and quickly become one of the jewels of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, with wide, sweeping fairways, dramatic elevation changes and challenging greens. Then, in June 2010, the Highland Nine was unveiled, boasting a similar test of golf with a wider viewscape of the city of Victoria, and bringing the total course yardage to over 6,600 yards. Highland Pacific is a definite “must play” addition for both locals and destination golfers!

Crown Isle Golf Resort

Crown Isle Golf Resort

Courtenay, BC
Par: 72 Yardage: 7024
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Crown Isle Golf Resort will stand out in your memory as one of those unique places on the golfing globe. Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay is tucked under the shadows of the massive Comox Glacier and the beautiful Beaufort Mountains. The resort is located just five minutes away from an international airport and forty minutes from the Island’s top skiing destination. The clubhouse is equally dazzling. The 48,000-square-foot West Coast creation includes a pro shop, pub, steak house, banquet rooms, a classic car museum, and a cigar and cognac room. The adjacent Villas at Crown Isle, which have been awarded 4½ stars stars by Tourism B.C., are some of the most luxurious on the Island.

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Cobble Hill, BC
Par: 70/71 Yardage: 6193
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Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is directly surrounded by nine wineries and offers some of the most stunning views on Vancouver Island. The front nine weaves alongside the seaside community of Cobble Hill and the back nine climbs a ridge to overlook the Satellite Channel. In 2010 the golf course was rated One of the Top 10 Golf Courses in Canada for Value by Westjet Up! Magazine. Arbutus Ridge is a scenic 20 minute drive north from the outskirts of Victoria in the heart of the Cowichan wine region. Your finale at Arbutus Ridge is punctuated by the knee-rattling 214-yard par 3 island green on the 17th hole. The Golf Club’s Tourism Sustainability Award and Four Star Golf Digest Rating make it a must play on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.

Bear Mountain Resort Valley Course

Bear Mountain Resort – Valley Course

Victoria, BC
Par: 71 Yardage: 6807
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The Bear Mountain Valley Golf Course opened in June 2009 and combined with its sibling Mountain Course, positions Bear Mountain Resort as the only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf in Canada, and one of the finest golf offerings in North America.
The Valley Golf Course meanders through forest, borders lakes, and traverses creeks and rivers throughout its 18 holes, while offering spectacular views of British Columbia’s beautiful landscape. The par 71 Valley Course measures 6807 yards from the Golden Bear tees – about 400 yards shorter than its sibling, the Mountain Course.
Factor in elevated tee boxes, more generous fairway widths, fewer bunkers and larger greens and the Valley Course will likely be considered a ‘friendlier’ version of the original Mountain Course. Rolling through terrain at elevations of between 300 and 500 feet above sea level, there is still plenty of challenge, and many holes that could be considered the signature hole.

Pheasant Glen Golf Resort

Pheasant Glen Golf Resort

Qualicum Beach, BC
Par: 72 Yardage: 6928
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Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is a par 72, 6,928 yard championship course in Qualicum Beach. The slogan, Nature’s Golf Course, perfectly suits this secluded enclave, devoted solely to great golf in a natural setting. Pheasant Glen is undisturbed by houses and highways and is delivered with customer service second to none.
Pheasant Glen is a true test for the low handicap player, but also offers interest and intrigue to players of every level. All the par three’s are different, yet all are very challenging, and Pheasant Glen boasts “the three toughest finishing holes in BC” according to BCGA Executive Director of 2006 & 2007.

Fairwinds Golf Club

Fairwinds Golf Club

Nanoose Bay, BC
Par: 71 Yardage: 6204
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Fairwinds Golf Club was voted the “#1 Golf Course on Vancouver Island” in the 2013 BC’s Best – People’s Choice Awards by BCLiving.ca. Designed by renowned architect Les Furber, the course at Fairwinds Golf Club has established itself as a premier golf destination on Vancouver Island. The natural beauty of Fairwinds will change your state of mind… and possibly your state of play.

Quadra Golf Course

Quadra Island Golf Club

Quadra Island, BC
Par: 36 Yardage: 3219
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Welcome to the newest golfing facility on Canada’s west coast. The Quadra Island Golf Club offers a distinctively different golfing experience boasting broad ocean vistas of the Sutil Channel and BC’s mainland coastal mountain range. Standing stone formations and the ethereal quiet of the forest combine to make this an exceptional experience. The contours of this secluded forest landscape create an indelible nine-hole experience. No matter what your skill level, your round at Quadra Island Golf Club will be an enjoyable challenge and a pleasant surprise.
With a convenient 10-minute ferry ride from downtown Campbell River you can walk on the ferry with your clubs and take advantage of our free round-trip shuttle service from either of the BC Ferry Terminals or be picked up and returned to any of the local resorts and/or marinas.

Storey Creek Golf Club

Storey Creek Golf Club

Campbell River, BC
Par: 72 Yardage: 6699
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Storey Creek Golf Club is truly A Course in Nature. Eagles soar, wild deer wander, and the occasional black bear ambles across the course. Golfers can expect an abundance of natural beauty and tranquility amidst the old growth and second growth forest resulting in a unique golfing experience in nature’s backyard.
Story Creek Golf Club has been voted the 3rd Best Public Courses in BC in the Vancouver Sun Newspaper and has been awarded a prestigious four and half star ranking by Golf Digest.
From a Coho Salmon and Cutthroat Trout enhancement program with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to on-site Organic Herb and Vegetable Gardens for the clubhouse restaurant, Storey Creek Golf Club prides itself on being Audubon Certified in environmental planning and preservation.

Cowichan Golf & CC

Cowichan Golf & Country Club

Duncan, BC
Par: 70 Yardage: 6189
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Cowichan Golf and Country Club is one of those golf courses that golfers always dream about discovering when they go away on a golf trip. It has all the right ingredients for a terrific day of golf and beautiful scenery, challenging holes, excellent service, and a great club-house.
Located outside of Duncan, half way between Victoria and Nanaimo, the course looks out to the mountains and the waters of Cowichan Bay. Established at its present location in 1947, when legendary architect A.V. Macan designed one of the Island’s finest nine-hole courses, Cowichan expanded to eighteen holes in 1985.
The site of a number of top national and provincial championships, the course now meanders through the valley, a picturesque mix of meadow and tree-lined holes. At 6,189 yards, Cowichan isn’t particularly long from the tips, but don’t let that fool you into a sense of complacency as the tight fairways and fast, undulating greens will come to haunt you.

Nanaimo Golf Club

Nanaimo Golf Club

Nanaimo, BC
Par: 72 Yardage: 6667
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Well renowned and highly respected, at the heart of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo Golf Club is a spectacular 18-hole semi-private championship course, with a reputation for being the best all-season golf course on Vancouver Island. The course is open year-round, weather permitting. With 6 sets of tees, ranging from 6,700 yards from the championship tees, through to 5,014 yards from the advanced tees, the course provides a challenge for golfers of all handicaps. The covered and heated driving range is open every day.

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